“Are you bored with another lockdown in winter with bad weather? Me too!”, says Nathan C. “So, this year I am taking part in the Big Garden Bird Watch.
The Big Garden Bird Watch is a nationwide survey where people record the number and type of birds they see in any one hour between the 29th and 31st of January 2021. The results are sent to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) who use this information to help it understand what birds there are and the challenges birds face.
I am joining thousands of families across the country in this survey. How difficult can it be? Sprinkle some seeds, peanuts, sunflower seeds and bread on the lawn or paving and see who comes to visit.
All you need to do is count the birds you see in your garden, ignore the ones that are flying, and record what bird you see. I have download a tally sheet from the RSPB website www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/ to help me keep count and I have also downloaded a handy guide to help me identify the birds https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/.
I have got my binoculars and my camera is charged and ready. Who will join me?